We are currently recruiting for three full-time psychology positions at the Corporal Michael J. Cresencz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. These positions will be part of our Primary-Care Mental Health Integration program (known locally as the BHL) and Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program. The positions will be located at the main medical center and potentially at one or more outpatient clinic located in Willow Grove, PA, Gloucester and Burlington, NJ, and a brand new clinic opening West Philadelphia. In addition, the positions will include evening or Saturday hours to help increase access, as well as the opportunity to telework. The positions will be joining a thriving and well-regarded interdisciplinary team of psychology technicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and a psychiatrist.
The CMCVAMC is part of the VISN 4 VA Healthcare Network, serving Veterans in the city of Philadelphia, as well as Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. CMCVAMC Psychology is organized as a section within Behavioral Health and has grown in the past ten years to over 50 doctoral level psychologists working in a wide range of clinical and research settings. The CMCVAMC has an extensive history of excellence in health profession education; psychology training includes a large practicum program, an accredited psychology internship program, and a postdoctoral fellowship program with an emphasis in Interprofessional Mental Health. Many of these trainees rotate through the BHL/HPDP program. In addition, the CMCVA is home to five VA Centers of Excellence (including the Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center) and is adjacent to and closely affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, offering an atmosphere of dynamic exchange between rigorous academic research and clinical applications.
The city of Philadelphia is a center for education and culture. Known as the “City of Brotherly Love,” it is the fifth largest city in the United States. Philadelphia is known for its wealth of American history, active art community, sports teams, and cuisine (the famous Philly cheesesteaks), and also boasts the world’s largest landscaped urban park. Philadelphia is centrally located in the Northeast, only a short car or train ride to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City and about an hour from the Jersey shore and the Pocono Mountains.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA, and must be license eligible. Training and experience in primary care or health psychology preferred.
Interested applicants, please send cover letter and CV to Johanna.Klaus@va.gov.